Oct 7, 2021
Hey everyone! I hope you're enjoying the fall season. I wanted to talk about something I've been thinking about for a few months, vis a vis Godslave and its update schedule.
The simple version is: Godslave is going to start updating in 'drops' of 5-6 pages every other month, rather than 1-2 pages a week. This is because I need to accommodate the kind of client work I'm bringing in now.
The more complicated version is: My career in comics is changing, and Godslave's update schedule has to reflect that.
Over the last few years, the kind of client work I've been getting has scaled up. It's no longer just short stories for anthologies, or pitch packages for writers (a lot of which I enjoyed and am so grateful for those opportunities!). Now, the projects are bigger and more intense in terms of size and schedule. And having signed with an agent this year, the goal is to keep scaling up in that direction. I want to write AND draw graphic novels, I want to try pitching series.
Godslave remains a space for me alone to control. I get to experiment, try new ideas and change my mind on the fly with the story and characters. And I don't want to lose that space, especially with a story I'm invested in.
So rather than a hiatus or continuing a sporadic 1x a wk vs 2x a wk vs I'm so burned out see you guys in 2 weeks schedule, I'd like to try update drops.
(forgive the September inclusion, I started drafting this post a few weeks ago)
This would be the schedule for the rest of the year. The last regular update would be on October 21st. November 22nd, I'd work for a week straight on Godslave( and post the pages as they finish to the Patreon). Then post them publicly on December 3rd. I'd essentially be scheduling in mini-deadlines of client work around Godslave.
I grew up with webcomics updating on consistent, daily to weekly updates. Which has always been a disconnected experience with long-form stories. I'm so happy people follow the story week to week, but also know a lot of people who preferred reading it in one go. Now, the webcomic ecosystem has changed and update schedules have to.
Some of you may be wondering, What does this mean for the Patreon?
There will still be Patreon posts! Blog posts, spoiler posts, pages from other projects will still be going up. If you're exclusively here for the early updates, I understand you might be disappointed. Patrons will still get the updates early, though the updates themselves will be less frequent.
So I hope you'll follow along as I experiment with this. It may not be a permanent thing, but this is the plan for the foreseeable future. Comment below with any questions you might have.